July 01 2010 09:12AM
"If you even think of harming one hair on Taylor Hall's precious head, I'm going to beat you until you look like Jeff Odgers. Then, I'm going to do a couple of your sissy buddies, too. Got it?"
With free agency upon us, high, very high, on the list of things to do for Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is to acquire a tough guy. For me, the sentiment above -- along with the fistic prowess to back it up -- is the mission statement for whoever fills that role.
July 01 2010 01:36AM
While I’m not euphoric over the recent moves made by Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini, they do show a certain willingness on his part to get his hands dirty and do what needs to be done, and as a result the Oilers approach July 1 in a better position than might have been expected only a few short weeks ago.
July 01 2010 12:12AM
Sequels Nation. It's loosely defined as something you could swear has happened before, but this time its slightly different and with way more Brady.
The Nation Bunch has a new addition that should prove an interesting new member of the family.
Proving that he is as big a threat in the imaginary internet boardroom as he is in the real world radio studio, Jason Gregor has single handedly delivered the first Free Agent signing at the OilersNation in the Summer of '10.
June 30 2010 12:26PM
Good afternoon to us all Nation. Things are heating up in the run up to free agency beginning and the Oilers are dropping pounds of dead weight faster than this dude. But unlike this chap who has to avoid eating much of anything we are free to feast on the abundant bounty of rumours and speculation currently running rampant in the NHL.
Get ready to throw another million on the pile Eklund. Your busy season is underway.
June 30 2010 06:57AM
Tomorrow the free agent frenzy begins, and once again we will see some GMs lose their marbles and overpay a first liner, a 4th D-man or even a 3rd line plugger with the hopes that player will put his team over the top.